I Acquired a Counterfeit Certified by NGC

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  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    1806 Half Cent C-1, Small 6, No Stems. XF-45 by NGC, but it is a fake.

    Believe it or not, fakes that get certified are very collectible and people will pay big money for them. This makes a cool edition to my collection and a nice conversation / educational piece.

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  3. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    You kmow this series very well and know it's a fake ?

    Has NGC confirmed it ?
     
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

  5. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I know this fake well, and I can confirm it isn’t authentic, assuming it isn’t the “host” coin.

    Considering that it isn’t in their possession, not yet.
     
  6. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    You need to educate us that are uninformed.
     
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  7. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

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    eems like fakes that are certified or not are about worthless unless they are famous ones like Henning or Becker etc
     
  8. MIGuy

    MIGuy Supporter! Supporter

    How do you know it’s a counterfeit? Also, why counterfeit a half cent like that?
     
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  9. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    The unscrupulous Chinese will counterfeit anything you can fathom. I've seen everything from "replica" common-date Morgan dollars made out of 90% silver to 1958 wheat cents made available and put on the market directly from China.

    And often these coins will be initially sold bright and shiny but stateside buyers with the likely intention to deceive will age and wear them using a variety of methods. From there they can make their way to unsuspecting dealers and TPG's. This is quite likely what happened with the OP's coin.
     
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  10. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

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  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    This was posted on his Facebook page on November 12th..

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  14. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    You have mentioned it a couple of times over the years. I know ;)
     
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  15. cpm9ball

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  16. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Sent it to the publisher. They are mailing me a proof to review, and then it hits the press!
     
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  17. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Me either
     
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  18. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    That counterfeit 1806 C-1 half cent is scary. I had one similar to that piece in my die variety set about 30 years ago. It doesn't have the usual "I am screeming bad" Chinese style fake toning.
     
  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Add another to that tally.
     
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  20. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Yes, NGC is aware.
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  21. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    I have written 2 additional articles on these in EAC's Penny-Wise including metallurgical testing results and found the probable source coin in an ANACS slab.

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